Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Building Healthy Inclusive Communities

"Since passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 27 years ago, communities have become more inclusive and people with disabilities have better access to buildings, transportation, and employment. However, there is still work to be done, and we all play a role in creating communities where everybody can thrive.
One in five adults in the United States have some type of disability, and many people will experience a disability during their lifetimes. A disability is any condition of the body or mind that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities and interact with the surrounding world. However, the way our cities are built and how we provide access to the places where people live, work, learn, and play can either strongly encourage or serve as a major barrier for people with disabilities to participate and be included in community life..."
Inclusive Communities

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